Mass Digitizing a Working Herbarium using a conveyor belt: Workflows, Strategies, Challenges

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Please join us for Mass Digitizing a Working Herbarium using a conveyor belt: Workflows, Strategies, Challenges, a webinar presentation by Sylvia Orli, IT and Digitization Manager, US Herbarium (Smithsonian).

The US Herbarium is attempting to digitize over one million botanical specimens in 14 months using a digitization conveyor belt.

Given that the smallest problem in process can result in huge data errors, the workflows and strategies are continually revised to create a streamline of 16-20,000 specimen images and data records per week. The challenge is to do this in a working herbarium where the landscape can change from week to week.  I’ll be discussing our workflows, tips and tricks to keep the data flowing efficiently, and lessons learned from a fast-paced digitization project.

Relevant reading.
Museum drawers go digital Science Vol. 352. Issue 6287. Pp. 762-765.  13 May 2016. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6287/762

For inquiries.
Please contact Sylvia Orli, IT and Digitization Manager, US Herbarium. orlis AT si DOT edu / 202-633-0911

Audience.
This webinar is likely to be of interest to many groups focusing on (but not limited to): cyberinfrastructure, sustainability, data management, current digitization, and those planning future digitization efforts.

 

Start Date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm EDT
Location: 
Smithsonian
City: 
Washington
State: 
District of Columbia
AdobeConnect URL: 
http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/datamgmt